But the one thing I did do this summer, in droves, and the one thing that always makes me feel a bit more like myself, even when it’s September and I haven’t been camping or felt the sand between my toes or had a s’more in my face or landed a career or come anywhere close to having that perfect body that fits into a bikini, (let alone a one-piece. P.S. Just that word “bikini” makes me want to punch something.)… is baking. Because it’s my thing.
And it probably explains the whole swimsuit situation.
But I think I do it pretty well. And for five minutes, or, you know… forty-five minutes to an hour, it makes me feel confident and purposeful and in control of my life and, honestly, a little bit sassy.
I’m bolding that. Cuz that’s what you do with important things. And because real life? Five minutes after I post this I’ll probably sink back down into this quicksand of a funk I’ve been stuck in the whole summer, where I don’t feel confident or purposeful or in control or sassy.
But instead… I’ll tell you about these cookies. And then maybe I’ll check out of life for 72 hours and finish reading The Help.
Sugary-rich peanut butter chocolate chip cookies + double chocolate chip cookies with chunks of chewy, bubbly, caramel-y, nougat-y Snickers bars and bits of almonds. That’s what’s happening here.
These marbled cookies started out the way most of my cookies do: my boyfriend
demanded wanted them. Not feeling all that inspired that day, I asked him what kind he wanted and got this real specific answer:
But then I’d become an astronaut and, you know… eat the moon.
Marbled Peanut Butter & Chocolate Snickers Cookies
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 regular-sized Snicker bars, chopped into small pieces
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until done. Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
Source: Adapted from Picky Palate.